August, 2021

The prominent issues telehealth must tackle when the pandemic passes

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

At the start of the pandemic, emergency declarations and insurer policies encouraged the shift to telehealth. Telehealth usage has skyrocketed, often leading patients to grow accustomed to relying on virtual care for its convenience and cost-efficiency. Now, as states across the U.S.

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It Has Technology And Stuff – Are We Done Saying Digital Health Yet?

Digital Health

For ages I’ve been saying that the term “digital health” should be retired – that it is a bit of a lazy term that evolved around 10-12 years ago at a time when technology and healthcare rarely appeared in the same zip code, much less in the same enterprise. At that time, it was surprising […].

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How to recover from a bad electronic health records implementation

KevinMD

Is your health care organization reeling from a bad EHR implementation? There have been rumblings from hospital leadership and congressional committees about the Veterans Administration (VA) Hospitals’ implementation of the Cerner Corporation electronic health record (EHR) replacing the VistA EHR.

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IoT and The Rise of the Machines in Healthcare

Health Populi

As connected devices proliferate within health care enterprises and across the health care ecosystem, cybersecurity risks abound.

How You Can Win the Fight for Workers Against the Odds

In the world of behavioral and home health, where staff turnover is already high, businesses need to do 3 things especially well to win. Download the guide to discover how to attract reliable candidates to grow your business.

IRS Releases Further Guidance on COBRA Continuation Coverage

ACA Times

The IRS recently issued a notice that further clarifies the usage of Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) coverage as amended via the American Rescue Plan (ARP).

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10 OTC For Emergencies and First Aid

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Over-the-counter refers to the medications available to you without the doctor’s prescription and can be bought without hesitation.

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Use My Network on Clocktree for clinical supervision or referrals

Clocktree

Clocktree offers a FREE solution for clinical supervision and professional consultations. The My Network section of Clocktree allows providers who aren’t necessarily part of the same practice to meet via secure video and exchange documents, video or audio clips, session notes or messages. The time spent consulting with another professional via My Network does not count against the video hours your practice pays for.

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The pancreas of the future?

KevinMD

Hidden in the epigastric region of the abdomen concealed by a curtain of peritoneum is a moody, often forgettable little organ. Of course, the term organ is a somewhat generous description for this rather overqualified gland.

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Can the U.S. Improve Health System Performance with Digital Health Tools? Pondering A Big Question for #HIMSS21

Health Populi

Simply put, is the equation, “Spend more, get less” a sustainable business model? Of course not. But that’s the simple math on U.S.

Your Team's Pragmatic Guide to Security

Speaker: Naresh Soni, CTO, Tsunami XR

The pandemic has led to new data vulnerabilities, and therefore new cybersecurity threats. As technology leaders, it's time to rethink some of your product security strategies. Whether you need to rework your security architecture, improve performance, and/or deal with new threats, this webinar has you covered.

Health Carriers Are Benefiting From The ACA

ACA Times

Several health carriers are experiencing growth because of the recent Affordable Care Act advancements. Most notably is CVS Health Corp. and its affiliated health insurance business, Aetna.

Independent pharmacists sound the alarm on Surescripts, GoodRx partnership

Mobi Health News

The pharmacists argue the partnership will hurt independent pharmacies and hides the real issues behind high drug costs

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5 Degrees For A Career In Speech and Hearing Disorders

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Approximately 15% of people in North America have some type of communication and hearing disorder.

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Telehealth may not engender strong consumer loyalty, study shows

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A new analysis suggests that downstream capture from telehealth as a "digital front door" does not suggest strong consumer loyalty.

Frontline Call Center Partners with VBurchett Consulting to Improve Patients' Experiences

Frontline Call Center and VBurchett Consulting are joining forces in modern patient care with a new patient engagement center that utilizes telemedicine.

From electric fish to smart device EHRs: the mind-blowing evolution of health care technology

KevinMD

Fun fact: The first recorded use of electric stimulation to ease pain was in … get ready … CE 46! That’s right, nearly 2,000 years ago, ancient Roman writer Scribonius Largus described the use of torpedo fish, aquatic animals capable of electrical discharge, to heal.

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Health Disparities in America: JAMA Talks Structural Racism in U.S. Health Care

Health Populi

“Racial and ethnic inequities in the US health care system have been unremitting since the beginning of the country.

CMS Proposed Rule to Provide Greater Access to ACA Coverage

ACA Times

The Biden administration is yet again making strides to bolster the Affordable Care Act. This time, it’s through a proposed rule that aims to strengthen the ACA’s federal and state health exchanges.

Curebase teams up with AppliedVR on pain treatment and other digital health deals

Mobi Health News

Also: NeuroFlow teams up with the Independence Blue Cross Foundation and Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic to provide its mental health software to frontline healthcare workers

Primary Care Is Dead. Long Live Primary Care!

The primary care system is failing patients and providers. Capacity shortages have led to long wait times and physician burnout. To fix the system, we must find innovative ways to boost capacity and meet patient-consumers’ shifting expectations.

Books Worth Reading: “The Power of One: Sister Anne Brooks and The Tutwiler Clinic”

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. If you work in healthcare, you need to read this book. It is well worth your time and shows quite effectively how one person can create and cause change that can ripple through an industry. […].

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Zoom's head of healthcare talks the future of telemedicine

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Telehealth continues to be a priority for the healthcare industry. It has proven itself throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Recent Zoom research found that in the U.S.,

Is It Epic’s Fault or Your Health System’s?

Healthcare IT Today

In another in our ongoing series that highlights issues with the EHR vs how a health system configures the EHR comes this tweet from Stacy Hurt: In ongoing Epic/MyChart saga, tech support told me I have to fill out this proxy request form and ??

Prescription Drugs in the Pandemic, Year 2: Pricing Rx and Going Direct-to-Consumer

Health Populi

There is one health care public policy issue that unites U.S. voters across political party: that is the consumer-facing costs of prescription drugs.

Product Transformation: Adapting Your Solutions for Cloud Models

Speaker: Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant

In order to maintain a competitive advantage, CTOs and product managers are shifting their products to the cloud. Many do this by simply replicating their current architectures in the cloud. Those previous architectures, which were optimized for transactional systems, aren't well-suited for the new age of AI. Whether you're a seasoned CTO or an industry trailblazer, this webinar will help make your product ready to meet the competition by adopting an architecture that is optimized for AI innovation. Join Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant, and learn how to adapt your solutions for cloud models the right way.

Recapping The ACA’s Special Enrollment Period

ACA Times

August 15 was the deadline for Biden’s federal special enrollment period. Preliminary data finds over 2.5 million Americans opted to receive healthcare coverage. Of the 2.5 million, 1.8

New platform PreciseMDX aims to simplify diagnostic testing

Mobi Health News

PreciseMDX said its new platform would allow for easier scheduling, care coordination and results reporting

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Carrot Health Joins 2021 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Carrot Health, a leading provider of healthcare solutions powered by consumer and claims data, ranked among the top 400 fastest-growing private companies in its inaugural appearance on the 2021 Inc.

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Apple scaling back employees-only virtual care app, says Insider

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Apple is reportedly reducing a key health division project that employees could use to track fitness goals, manage blood pressure and communicate with primary care clinicians.

Improve Onboarding with User-Centered Design

Speaker: Dr. Kate Wolin, Founder, Circea

In the age of social distancing, digital onboarding is becoming essential to any program. This is especially true for medical practices, where the threat of the pandemic is the most real. As consultations are being digitized, so are the process in which new patients are processed and appointments are being scheduled. Practices with compelling onboarding experiences are the ones who will ultimately succeed in the pandemic area and beyond. Join Dr. Kate Wolin, founder of Circea, for an overview of behavioral science and the evidence-based strategies that can be used to support patient engagement. She will also review how a patient-centered design strategy can be used to evaluate and refine onboarding processes.

Google and Apple Both Scaling Back Healthcare Efforts

Healthcare IT Today

Looks like Google and Apple have both run into the proverbial healthcare wall that so many have faced. In fact, in Google’s case, we can say that they’ve ran into this wall…again.

Doctors’ Offices Morph into Bill Collectors As Patients Face Growing Out-Of-Pocket Costs

Health Populi

In the U.S., patients have assumed the role of health care payors with growing co-payments, coinsurance amounts, and deductibles pushing peoples’ out-of-pocket costs up.

It’s Time to Acknowledge the Invisible Caregivers Among Us

Society for Participatory Medicine

I received an uncharacteristically anxious text from my friend Aileen: “I am having an emergency with my Mom. Please call ASAP.” When I last talked to Aileen, her mother’s dementia had been worsening slowly. A little more confusion, a stovetop left burning after cooking a meal.